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Visting professor at Arkham College, working on a classification system for devils and monsters. He is able to bring the monsters in people's minds to life.

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Howard Lovecraft is the replacement professor at Arkham College, taking Professor Gilbert's place after the latter flees when confronted by Johnny Garland and company. Professor Lovecraft is no ordinary man however, and he possesses the ability to peer into a person's mind and see all the monsters they have faced off in battle. He can then use their memories to summon replicas of said foes. This ability serves the same purpose as the pit fights in Shadow Hearts and Shadow Hearts: Covenant. Once the player has cleared all of his trials, they will be rewarded with the Shield Crest. With the Shield Crest in their inventory, should the player find all 12 Stellar Charts and equip every node with a Stellar Crest, they be rewarded with the Melt Crest, one of the most powerful offensive Crests in the game.

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Professor Lovecraft is a tall man of average build. He dons very formal clothing, wearing a grey suit with a large coat, a black handkerchief around his collar, and white gloves. Lovecraft also has his hair slicked back, a handlebar mustache, and a soul patch beard. His element is Darkness.

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Etymology[edit | edit source]

Howard P. Lovecraft was a famous American writer who created novels and short stories dealing in fantasy, horror, and science fiction, some of his best known being the Cthulhu Mythos and At The Mountains of Madness. Lovecraft was a large inspiration to Shadow Hearts: From the New World and this shows in some of its enemies, which include the Deep Ones and the boss monster, Shub Niggurath, which are derived from his work. Traces of his stories can be found in the previous games to a lesser extent.

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